Thursday, June 11, 2009


Off to the lands of Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Kentucky. Praying those tornadoes stay out of the picture.
Then off to New York City for a little shopping, theater and bakery stops.
What a fun vacation!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Oh Melissa and Stephanie, I am so proud of you. You have accomplished so much this year. Congrats on all the scholarship awards.
Watch out OSU and U of O, you've got two amazing girls heading your way!
Me, Melissa, Steph and Dad.
Can you tell we are proud and happy parents??

Nothing makes our clan happier then goofing for the camera. I just love this picture. Totally suits their personalites.
Mike (Jenn's Hubby), Jenn and Peyton, Christina, Melissa, Chris, Stephanie and Brian
I'm so glad we have fun-loving kids. Makes life a much more enjoyable place.

Graduation BBQ
Of course we had to pick college colors for decorations.

Sugar cookie bouquets I made for the tables.

Joe, aka BBQ master, preps his yummy honey BBQ chicken and ribs.
Tasty stuff...even if I am a little bias.

Great turn out to wish the girls luck. Love time spent with good friends and family.
Just a little clean up left. Mainly returning borrowed chairs and tables. Not much food left. leftovers.
Now time to get things caught up here before we leave Friday for vacation. Can't wait. Heading to Nashville on through Alabama, Louisiana back up to Kentucky and return to Nashville.
Then the boys head home and Christina, Melissa, Stephanie and I head to New York for 5 days.
The boys don't have any use for the city so we're off to play, see a couple shows and hopefully do some shopping. Bring on the heat...I'm ready!

Houses of Fun

Oh my, I went to the Fun House. These cute little houses were made at the class I took last week at Lisa Kaus' home studio. Amazing class. So many of the things I have wondered what the secret to success was, I learned. YIPPEE!!! I could have made dozens of these. But only had time for two. All day class and she treated us to a wonderful lunch in her backyard. An amazing house full of the most fabulous artwork. Whimsical to say the least.
One of the little vignettes in the studio. Oh how I love doll heads.

Another cute little creative space.
Can't wait for my girlie friends to visit in July so we can take the Gridlocked and Let's Eat Cake classes. It'll be wonderful.

Our Little Farmer

I just had to share this photo of Peyton out with his Daddy. It was his first trip to the barn to visit the baby calves. He was so adorable. He received plenty of licks from his new "friends"